£6.19 per Witching Hour (Paranormal Personnel Saga #1) by Joanna Mazurkiewicz

Hardcover: 300 pages
Published: June 7th 2013 (June 1st 2013, first publication)
ISBN: 139781484146361
Language: English
Synopsis at Good Reads:

Julia Taylor works as a recruitment consultant for Paranormal Personnel in London. Her days at work seem normal. She sees clients that regularly are looking for work; she searches for new vacancies, updates CVs and visits employers.

Everything is pretty ordinary for her, apart from the fact that Julia is half elf and Paranormal Personnel is not an ordinary recruitment agency at all because all jobless supernatural creatures come to the agency to look for work. Fairies, vampires, witches, hags, wizards, mermaids, elves, giants and trolls, they all need to find employment, and during this economic climate, this seems pretty challenging.

Julia doesn’t want her life to be complicated, but when her day is interrupted by the shapeshifter with the chain saw, she just has to deal with him as she always does. She is normally calm, confident and is not afraid to stand up for herself, but when the meeting with Nathaniel’s Corporation goes not as well as she had hoped, she wants to bury herself under the ground and die.

Then, to make matters worse, Mr. La Caz gets under her skin, lighting up a fire inside her. She accidentally reads his thoughts and learns that he craves her; he wants to suck her dry, but she is convinced that he is not even a vampire.

(Mature New Adult Paranormal Romance novel – contains adult situations, high sexuality, violence, suited for ages 17 and up)

I can’t say it enough that I enjoy it when authors create stories using fairies, vampires, witches, and elves.  Joanna even throws in trolls, giants and mermaids.  But this is no childhood bedtime story.  This story is set in London,  where Julia, a 22-year-old hardworking half human half elf, who runs a paranormal employment agency.  She spends her days interviewing and hiring werewolves, hags, trolls, giants, witches, vampires and more.  Her best friend, Ella, is human who knows nothing about the existence of paranormals.  Which makes it really interesting trying to hide that fact from her BFF, especially since Julia’s exboyfriend, Jasper, is a dark wizard who is currently stalking her.
Julia’s world turns upside down when she meets Nathaniel La Caz, a vampire who is owner of La Caz Corporation, filthy rich, and intoxicated with Julia. He wants her as his lover and won’t stop until he gets what he wants; and he always gets what he wants.  Julia gets pulled into a world of corporate espionage, kidnappings, and dark magic.  In a world where Elves are forbidden to fall in love with Vampires, only time will tell if their love or lust will survive.
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